When Marc and Patrick indicated that they wanted to run the Race Across America, I did not immediately grasp the magnitude of the event, but as I read and went to preparation sessions, it really hit home that this was an opportunity of a lifetime for them and an incredible feat of courage and sportsmanship. What honor to have been asked to be co-crew chief, with my wife Rosemary, for such an event.
From the beginning we wanted this to be a family and very close friends affair, and running in honor of the Lejeune Foundation and our niece Brigid brings it even closer to the heart. I am so thankful of my two sisters and one cousin making the trip especially from France to be part of the crew, each with their skills and talents.
Patrick and Marc are biking over 1000 miles per month in preparation. Both are so determined, tough as nails, mentally and physically, and at the same time direct all this energy towards kindness and goodness. What a way to run your life, giving it all, keeping your eyes on what is good!
So the crew will also give its all, and I am a very happy and proud Daddy Dear